Lake Martin

ALABAMA


Lake Level
484.35 FEET
2/23/2017
Full Pool: 491.0
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Introducing Administrator Pruitt

EPA

Date: 2/22/2017

Last week, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th Administrator of EPA. Administrator Pruitt believes promoting and protecting a strong and healthy environment is one of the lifeblood priorities of the government, and EPA is a vital part of that mission. As Administrator, Mr

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Tuberville will soon make decision whether to run for governor

Auburn Undercover

Date: 2/21/2017 11:49:00 PM

"Right now I’m just kinda looking to see what fits me the best." Tuberville moved to his home at Lake Martin following his resignation at Cincinnati in December. He has been seen at Auburn basketball games and other events throughout the winter

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Lake Watch hosts annual meeting

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/21/2017 6:45:00 AM

Laurel Goldsmith received this year’s Woodfin Martin Award, which was presented at the Lake Watch Lake Martin annual meeting Feb. 19 at the StillWaters residential center. Goldsmith has acted as treasurer and web mistress for the organization for several

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Controversial $3.2 billion Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline on target to begin operating in June

ABC Action News

Date: 2/21/2017 5:47:00 AM

The pipeline will transport natural gas from the Transco pipeline north of Alexander City, Alabama, continue through Georgia, and end near Orlando in central Florida. The natural gas will be used by Florida Power and Light, and Duke Energy of Florida

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Wind Creek, Extension’s 4-H team up on archery park plan

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 2/21/2017 5:46:00 AM

If all goes according to plan, Wind Creek State Park will soon have an archery park. Thanks to a partnership between Tallapoosa County 4-H and the park, 4-Hers and campers will soon have another attraction at the park. “We are going to start with a short

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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